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Desoto Rabbiteye Blueberry

Produces Bigger Yields in Smaller Spaces!


Who says you can't enjoy big harvests of tasty, sweet blueberries in a small area? This rabbiteye variety is ideal for just such a situation. Not as large as many others of its kind, Desoto is a snap to maintain and harvest. Flowering very late in the season keeps this vigorous variety from succumbing to late freezes and delivers a bounty of very firm, light blue fruit. Berries have a complex flavor consisting of sweetness with a hint of acidity—great in pies, muffins and fresh off the plant. Fruit freezes well. For best yields, pollinate with Ochlockonee. Zones 6-9.
  • Zone 6-9
  • Height 5 ft
  • Germination 7-10 days
  • Light Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Desoto'
  • Height: 5 ft
  • Spacing: 4 ft
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth it was in the nursery.
  • Spread: 4 ft
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: For best yields, pollinate with Ochlockonee.
  • Yield: 20lbs/ 100 ft row
  • Blooms: Flowers later than most other blueberries, protecting it from late frosts and making it a reliable late-season producer.
  • Fruit: Very firm, light blue fruit. Berries have a complex flavor consisting of sweetness with a hint of acidity.
  • Days To Maturity: 68
  • Flower Form: Delicate white flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Acidic, moist soil with lots of organic matter and very sandy. ph 4.5 - 5.5.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Seed Count: about 225 seeds per pkt., 1/2 lb. is about 680, 2 lb is about 2,720
  • Pruning: Prune out leggy small twigs for better berries.
  • Size: 2.5-3 in
  • Comments: Who says you can't enjoy big harvests of tasty, sweet blueberries in a small area? This rabbiteye variety is ideal for just such a situation. Not as large as many others of its kind, Desoto is a snap to maintain and harvest.

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